AN INCREDIBLE performance by St Martin and St Mary CE Primary School pupils saw them crowned county champions at the 2019 Cumbria School Games.

The Windermere school qualified from both Cluster and District finals to compete in five team sports and 45 children travelled to Carlisle in high spirits.

They competed in tri-golf for both Year 6 and Year 4 and hockey, netball and orienteering, and a superb across the board display saw them top the points table and win the gold medal.

And the achievement was just the latest in a string of sporting successes this year which have seen the U10 boys' hockey team reach the national finals in Leeds, the cross country Year 6 runners competing in the North of England Championships at Leicester and the Year 2, 4, 5 and 6 gymnasts competing at Stoke in the British Primary Schools Championships.

The school was also recently awarded the School Games Gold Mark Award 2018/19 which is a Government led award scheme facilitated by National Youth Sport Trust.

"In our school there are many different opportunities and different ways to get involved in sport," said pupils Clara Spiby, Lucy Taylor and Katy Sandham.

"Our PE teacher Carole Quill never fails to give us the support, enthusiasm and dedication to help us to achieve our personal goals and make us the best we can be, not just as an individual but as a team."